“We might be on different sides of a bridge but we’re both human. We can get closer on that bridge than we ever thought possible if we truly open up and try to listen and hear each other and find something in ourselves that connects with what that person has just said. You’d be surprised that we have more in common than we have different.”

In this week’s podcast, TLC graduate and F-Warrior board member Mike Smith shares his riveting testimony to the value of the TLC methods. An Atlanta-based workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer, Mike is a firm believer in the power of the TLC methods to positively change both the personal lives and practices of those who learn them, just as they did for him.

As you listen to Mike’s inspiring story, you’ll learn about the circumstances that led to his open embrace of vulnerability, connection, and storytelling in all areas of his life. From his first experience with TLC to his eventual application of the psychodrama methods in the courtroom, Mike’s personal journey has something that resonates with us all.

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Episode Guest, Mike Smith

Mike Smith is an Atlanta-area lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury. Mike received his B.A. from Emory University in the Philosophy of Religion and continued on to New York University and Harvard University with Master’s in Social Thought and Theological Studies, respectively.

Mike then pursued a doctorate degree in Philosophy at the University of Chicago with a focus on Kant and German Idealism. Currently, Mike has ABD (“All But Dissertation”) status and plans on completing his dissertation on G.W.F. Hegel in the near future. Mike completed his J.D. at Stanford University and was a member of the Black Law Student Association as well as the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. Mike enjoys representing injured individuals and workers and has a passion for helping everyday people stay on their feet.


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